A Companion to Dental Anthropology (Wiley-Blackwell Companions to Anthropology)

A Companion to Dental Anthropology (Wiley-Blackwell Companions to Anthropology)

By: Joel D. Irish (author), G. Richard Scott (author)Hardback

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Companion to Dental Anthropology presents a collection of original readings addressing all aspects and sub-disciplines of the field of dental anthropology from its origins and evolution through to the latest scientific research. * Represents the most comprehensive coverage of all sub-disciplines of dental anthropology available today * Features individual chapters written by experts in their specific area of dental research * Includes authors who also present results from their research through case studies or voiced opinions about their work * Offers extensive coverage of topics relating to dental evolution, morphometric variation, and pathology

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Joel D. Irish is Professor of Bioarchaeology in the Research Centre in Evolutionary Anthropology and Palaeoecology at Liverpool John Moores University, UK, and Professor Emeritus in the Anthropology Department at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He is former Associate Editor of the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, and his publications focus on dental nonmetric variation and biological affinity. G. Richard Scott is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Nevada Reno, and Professor Emeritus at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he taught for 24 years. He has published widely on issues relating to tooth crown and root morphology and biological affinity.


Notes on Contributors viii Foreword xv Acknowledgments xviii Part I Context 1 1 Introduction to Dental Anthropology 3 Joel D. Irish and G. Richard Scott 2 A Brief History of Dental Anthropology 7 G. Richard Scott Part II Dental Evolution 19 3 Origins and Functions of Teeth: From Toothed Worms to Mammals 21 Peter S. Ungar 4 The Teeth of Prosimians, Monkeys, and Apes 37 Frank P. Cuozzo 5 The Hominins 1: Australopithecines and Their Ancestors 52 Lucas K. Delezene 6 The Hominins 2: The Genus Homo 67 Maria Martinon ]Torres and Jose Maria Bermudez de Castro Part III The Human Dentition 85 7 Terms and Terminology Used in Dental Anthropology 87 Joel D. Irish 8 Anatomy of Individual Teeth and Tooth Classes 94 Loren R. Lease 9 The Masticatory System and Its Function 108 Peter W. Lucas Part IV Dental Growth and Development 121 10 An Overview of Dental Genetics 123 Toby Hughes, Grant Townsend, and Michelle Bockmann 11 Odontogenesis 142 Edward F. Harris 12 Tooth Eruption and Timing 159 Helen M. Liversidge 13 Tooth Classes, Field Concepts, and Symmetry 172 Grant Townsend, Alan Brook, Robin Yong, and Toby Hughes Part V Dental Histology from the Inside Out 189 14 The Pulp Cavity and Its Contents 191 Scott S. Legge and Anna M. Hardin 15 Dentine and Cementum Structure and Properties 204 Nancy Tang, Adeline Le Cabec, and Daniel Antoine 16 Enamel Structure and Properties 223 Daniel Antoine and Simon Hillson Part VI Dental Morphometric Variation in Populations 245 17 Identifying and Recording Key Morphological (Nonmetric) Crown and Root Traits 247 G. Richard Scott, Christopher Maier and Kelly Heim 18 Assessing Dental Nonmetric Variation among Populations 265 Joel D. Irish 19 Measurement of Tooth Size (Odontometrics) 287 Brian E. Hemphill 20 Assessing Odontometric Variation among Populations 311 Brian E. Hemphill Part VII Dental Morphometric Variation in Individuals 337 21 Forensic Odontology 339 Heather J.H. Edgar and Anna L.M. Rautman 22 Estimating Age, Sex, and Individual ID from Teeth 362 Christopher W. Schmidt 23 Indicators of Idiosyncratic Behavior in the Dentition 377 Christopher M. Stojanowski, Kent M. Johnson, Kathleen S. Paul, and Charisse L. Carver 24 Dentition, Behavior, and Diet Determination 396 Kristin L. Krueger Part VIII Dental Health and Disease 413 25 Crown Wear: Identification and Categorization 415 Scott E. Burnett 26 Caries: The Ancient Scourge 433 Daniel H. Temple 27 Dental Stress Indicators from Micro ] to Macroscopic 450 Debbie Guatelli ]Steinberg 28 A Host of Other Dental Diseases and Disorders 465 Greg C. Nelson Part IX The Future of Dental Anthropology 485 29 New Directions in Dental Development Research 487 John P. Hunter and Debbie Guatelli ]Steinberg 30 Chemical and Isotopic Analyses of Dental Tissues 499 Louise T. Humphrey 31 Non ]Invasive Imaging Techniques 514 Jose Braga Index 528

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  • publication date: 04/12/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781118845431
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 560
  • ID: 9781118845431
  • weight: 1002
  • ISBN10: 1118845439

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